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Listen in to the discussion about Encore Learning on Aging Matters

September 8, 2017

Would you like to learn more about Encore Learning? Listen to this great interview of our Executive Director, Marjorie Varner, by Cheryl Beversdorf of Aging Matters on WERA fm.

Instructor Profile: Jim Egenrieder

August 17, 2017

Would you like to learn how to build a small robot? Program LED circuits and small electronic motors? These skills will be part of a new Encore Learning course, Internet of Things: Explore the Basics to Understand the Future of Smart Cities, taught by Jim Egenrieder. This is not Jim’s first Encore Learning course. He’s already…

Curious and Not Old: Podcast Now Available

August 11, 2017

If you missed our Executive Director, Marjorie Varner, interviewed on WERA’s Choose to Be Curious broadcast on August 9th, you can listen to the podcast anytime!    

Film Fan? Join our Cinema Club!

August 11, 2017

Once a month, Encore Learning film fans get together for an afternoon movie outing to one of the Arlington theaters. The group goes to a nearby restaurant afterward to talk about the movie and continue to socialize. Some of the movies we’ve seen this year are Hidden Figures, The Zookeeper’s Wife, United Kingdom and Wonder…

Curious and Not Old: Tune in Aug 9 to Hear More

July 28, 2017

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10am, tune in to listen to our Executive Director, Marjorie Varner, discuss curiosity and lifelong learning on Choose to be Curious, on 96.7FM or streaming on wera.fm. More details can be found on our Facebook page:

Fall 2017 Catalog – Available Now!

July 21, 2017

We know you all have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Fall 2017 Course Catalog in your mailboxes. That should happen by mid-August. In the meantime, you can check out our online course listings or download the pdf version of the catalog. Many thanks to the volunteers on our wonderful Publications Committee for their hard…

Paddle the Potomac with our Kayak Club

July 6, 2017

The Kayak Club is up and running this season on the Potomac. We have had good weather and been able to get out on the water almost every other week. As those of you who paddle out of Fletcher’s know, when you get on the water you are surrounded by trees, and it feels like…

Community Advisory Council Profile: Una Murphy

July 6, 2017

Our Community Advisory Council, established in 2006, serves as a sounding board and network of support for Encore Learning’s Board of Directors. The Council, comprised of community leaders and representatives from our affiliates, meets once or twice a year with the Board and staff to review acquisition of classroom and office space, membership levels and…

Meet Instructor Nan Morrison

July 5, 2017

Although Encore Learning students and many others know Nan Morrison as an artist and art teacher, her art career began later in life. It wasn’t that Nan wasn’t interested in art. When she was a young woman starting out, her home reflected her developing interest in different styles of art with the motif of Rousseau’s…

Explore World Cuisines with our Ethnic Lunch Club

July 5, 2017

Members of the Ethnic Lunch Club get together on the last Thursday of each month at different locations in Northern Virginia — usually in Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, and McLean.  This includes Shirlington and Bailey’s Crossroads. Members are planners, each taking a turn in planning one event, coordinating with a restaurant, and taking reservations.…